Alert: The Gamble AFTER Readers Buy Your Book—and How to Be a Winner

What happens to your book AFTER it’s purchased? Huh? Why should you care? Publishers now DO care—and make decisions on marketing based on how readers read books!  Too many writers concentrate only on: a colorful cover  clever title and hot action on…
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When Do Weak Characters Spell Publishing Success?

Is your protagonist charming? Uh-oh! That may seem good, but then why is it many successful protagonists are weak, sad or, at least to a degree, miserable characters? How come? Many books and movies focus on the little kid who needs…
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Writing “50 Shades of Plot”

Want to learn how to plot your book “Fifty Shades of Grey” style? I’m not talking erotic mysteries, mind you (let’s save that for a slightly different forum, hmm?), but there is a secret hidden in this title that writers can…
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